London Fashion Week Street Style 2017

It’s no secret that London Fashion Week is well known well as a capital of creativity, and for their eclectic style which contains edgy silhouettes, explosions of colour. Londoners’ tends to be more daring and extravagant compared to the New Yorkers. The city turns into a colorful carnival and despite London’s climatic reputation, they aren’t letting a little rain get in the way of their sartorial spirits. From punk rock to anti-fashion inspired pieces mixed with plenty of bright colours and textures, there is no doubt  that Londoners know how to make a strong entrance.

Here are some of the best street styles spotted during London Fashion week:

Sneakers with everything

Photo: Kuba-Dabrowski

It’s already known that sneakers aren’t just for the gym anymore and these fashionistas surely know how to pull it off. Sneakers can add a funky touch to any outfit and can create an effortless carefree look with a cool attitude.

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Frills and Ruffles

Lots of ruffles were spotted appeared on the streets of London during fashion week and it seems as if it will continue to be a massive hit for the upcoming season. The flirty detail has been seen on many garments, like multiple ruffles on the sleeves, whether if it’s on a jacket, dress or a top. We absolutely think it’s a perfect way to uplift any look.

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Dress over jeans

The 90s are still here and London street style definitely proves it. The “Drouser” was seen everywhere in the British capital, so don’t hesitate to adopt this trend and wear your maxi dress over a pair of blue jeans.

Photo: Sandra Sumberg
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Photo: Sandra Sumberg
Photo: Diego Zuko

Punk Rock

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London’s punk rock roots definitely plays a role in their street style. During LFW ’17, We saw a lot of punk references, which seemed to be more inspired by 90s grunge than traditional punk. Brooches attached to denim jackets, chunky ankle boots, and chunky bangles all helped evoke a rock and roll vibe.

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Photo: Julien Boudet
Photo: Nabil Quenum

Mix and Match

From the catwalk to the street, the fashion industry is all about pushing its boundaries with the modern concept of mix and match. The new wave of eclecticism means that you can combine prints and texture without any rule, just follow your fashionable instinct.

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Statement stripes

Bold stripes in any size are having their moment right now and it seems like Londoners are more than happy to adopt this bold trend. For a sporty cool vibe pair it with denim, or add a pair of classy heels for a fancier touch. This helps create a perfect contrast.

Photo: Sandra Sumberg
Photo: Sandra Sumberg
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Photo: Styleograph

The extra long coat

From trench coats to coats made from velvet and wool, all of the fashionistas are wearing it extra long. The classic streamlined silhouette is feminine and flattering and it can also function as a transitional piece between seasons.

Photo: Sandara Sumberg
Photo: Sandara Sumberg
Photo: Sandara Sumberg
Photo: Diego Zuko

Bright fur coat

A colourful fur coat is a staple piece that can refresh any outfit and bring some fun attitude to your wardrobe, especially in the gloomy weather. Whether it’s a bright magenta, a lemon yellow or a mint green, the joyful maximalist coat is all you need to turn heads on your way to a fashion show.

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Opposites Attract—Hugging Out Different Elements in Your Closet

It’s a well known fact that opposites attract. And we are not just talking about in terms of relationships. In the fashion world, the old and the new, the conservative and the daring, the sparkling and the minimalist hold hands and frolic toward the setting sun in harmony to live happily and trendily ever after.

Desire to be unique and stand out motivate the fashion industry to push the boundaries and to seek creative ways to invent and reinvent themselves. For instance, Gucci SS17 runway show was all about love and quirkiness, fierce and soft, all blended together in a seemingly impossible harmony that breaks every ‘rule’ we’ve learned about fashion. Fantastic motifs reinterpreted through modernism create elements of surprise and strength. It paves the way for others looking to reach for creative outfits that reflect their individuality.

Take hints from the latest trends and mix and match them that speaks to your sense of style — a defiant attitude is key when putting different elements together. But to avoid being on the fashion faux pas list and to keep away from screaming trends head to toe, it’s really important to choose the pieces wisely. Here is our guideline to putting together an outfit that straddles elements usually kept at a safe distance.

Sweet and Sour

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The trick to mastering the art of juxtaposing lies in pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. For example, keep a swingy lacy skirt from looking too cutesy by wearing it with a moto jaket that will toughen up your look. Or pair it with chain embellished ankle boots. Another option when putting on your peplum dress — coming back straight from the 80’s — is balancing it with sneakers for a cool edgy touch, or wearing it over your pants for a playful look that’s anything but cheesy.

Mute Your Sparkle

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It’s a fact that in order to create a bold statement, which is all about grabbing attention, sequins and glitter are the way to go. But you don’t necessarily need to be an extrovert to wear this shiny fabric even during daytime. Simply stick to a monochromatic look and pair it with basic pieces to balance the glam effect. For instance, sequins jacket with a solid white tee or a loose fit sequin top styled with skinny jeans. The contrast between casual items and evening glow is what makes it so special.

Scream in Silence  

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Here is another trend that was originally born in the 80’s — neons. The eye-catching colours can be intimidating for most of us, however there is a way to avoid looking like a three coloured traffic light: by simply pairing them with neutrals. The bright rainbow tones perfectly offset the the mute one, and create a cool contrast that complement each other for a refined look. For example, opt for bright pink pants with a grey top or a white jacket with an orange sweater.

Geek Meet Chic

Photo: Sandra Semburg

Another way of integrating your diverse pieces to clash them with panache is combining a touch of edginess with granny glam. This maximalist attitude requires of you to release your inner fashionista in order not to be deterred by the concept of ‘ugly pretty’. Think of a cool rock band tee that you can pair with quirky layers or just add a pair of geek glasses with thick black frames to a leopard or a snakeskin jacket. This contrast creates a strong statement that will certainly lift your spirit.

Feminine Tomboy

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Borrowing from the boys’ closet head to toe may look sloppy. Our solution: a touch a feminine twist. The arrangements here can come in many variations.To nail this look, you have to play with proportions — pair a fancy fitted top with oversized boyfriend jeans or a menswear-inspired trousers; men’s button down shirt paired with a billowy skirt; or a comfy cute denim overall with a pair of sexy stilettos. There is nothing quite like tomboy-edge-meets-feminine-touch. Streetwear accessories like a cap or a unisex watch will complete the look perfectly.

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5 lessons to learn from Berlin street style

Edgy, alternative, and eclectic are the best words to describe Berlin, Germany’s fashion capital. The city is known for its multiculturalism and open minded energy. The artistic atmosphere along with the creative community and the massive music scene made Berlin so vibrant and full of life. The local fashionistas are surrounded by their own arty beat and it’s rare to find  uniformity in the way Berliners dress. The only rule is that there are no rules. So it should come as no surprise that even the most conservative piece will get an avant-garde treatment.

Ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city became the symbol of liberalism and anti-conformism. Even the graffiti in every corner of the city are more colourful and defiant than in any other European city. The street fashion reflects this city vibe. Here, it’s all about edgy streetwear rather than high-end, glamour looks.

We thought it would be great to break down some street style photos of the electric city.

Photo: Søren Jepsen

Too cool for school 

Berlin’s underground scene is the best platform to evoke your hipster side, so no wonder Berlin has become the hipster capital of the world. The “anti-chic” style, the attraction to dark colours and grungy looks the city is known for will put your fashion forward look to a test, simply because it’s almost impossible to beat their cool attitude. From distressed clothing and biker jackets to avant-garde pieces, think rough boots, flannel shirt, studs details and quirky accessories. Combine all together to create an original look. 

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Rules are made to be broken 

In this tolerant cosmopolitan city, there is no dress code. Over the years, Berlin has become a hotspot for fashion industry, designers, and creatives. It is flooded with independent designers and boutiques that will recharge your creativity. No doubt it is the world leader in street style that requires thinking “outside the box”. Their mantra is ‘Make anything old look new again’ and they achieve it by mixing vintage and high street for the perfect urban layers look. In this city of no style rules, a tough jacket can team with ultra feminine pants; mixing busy prints are never too loud and bright summer items are not only for sunny days.

Street style at Berlin Fashion Week
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Vintage paradise

Second hand clothing stores are very popular in Berlin. The locals’ love affair with vintage shops provide you the perfect platform to recreate your own style and will blow your mind with inspirations. In the heart of Berlin,Mitte, you can find fashion boutiques that sell vintage accessories such as brim bowler hats or retro sunglasses and fashion garments like tutu skirts and leather goods. The exclusive vintage designer pieces prosper alongside new vintage from big names in the fashion industry such as Vivienne Westwood or Bernhard Willhelm. They allow you to mix and match and create a look that is all about being fun and unique.

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Photo: Søren Jepsen

Think green

The fashion scene in Berlin is also motivated by sustainable production and eco friendly thinking. Slowly but surely green concept is getting more recognition and becoming more accessible for local costumers. Eco Fashion brands have managed to step into conventional Fashion Week and this is already making sustainability easier. Berlin’s relaxed and nonchalant attitude goes hand in hand with the way they open up to new perspectives. It leads them to seek alternatives to mass production common in the fast fashion world. The result: ethical and affordable fashion brands that are using recycled materials spread across the city.

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Free love, 1oo% comfort

The street style in Berlin puts a lot of effort on feeling comfortable. Unlike other big cities in Europe, functionality plays a major role here. No more body-con dresses or stilettos. The attitude in Berlin is more relaxed with loose-fitting silhouettes and easy shapes like flowy skirts, A-shape dresses, or boyfriend jeans. Whether it’s blurring the lines between feminine and masculine elements for a casual look or dressing up for a glamourous night, keep in mind that your outfit should allow you to breathe and be loose enough to move around in. You can resonante a fresh energy without feeling like you are trying too hard.

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Photo: Søren Jepsen

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